Make a Wooden Block Plane

06/15/2024 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM ET


Join master shipwright and woodworker Wayne Ford to enhance your woodworking skills and create your own custom hand plane to add to your tool kit. You will start with a block of wood and mill out the various wooden parts to hold the plane iron and adjusting mechanism. The wooden body will then be shaped to your preference. By the end of the class, you will have a working hand plane to bring home to use in other projects. Planes are invaluable hand tools and are used to smooth surfaces, square up the ends of boards, and shave the edges of doors and windows to create a snug fit into a frame. 

Date: Sat., June 15, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructors: Wayne Ford & Leanora Kovacs
Class Size (max.): 8
Attendance (min.): 3*
Skill level: beginner/basic
Prerequisites: none

Household Member & Above: $180**
Individual Member: $189**
General Public: $208
Register By: June 14

Material Fee: $75 (will be included at check out)

*Classes that do not meet the minimum attendance number may be cancelled or rescheduled. If so, you will receive a full refund, or class credit, regardless of the cancellation date.

**We encourage students to become members (for as little as $30/year) to receive 10-15% off class tuition. You must be a current member on the date of registering to receive your discount. Please login to activate your member discount. To become a new member, please sign up here, or call 845-338-0071.

Lead Instructor: Wayne Ford is a master woodworker and shipwright with extensive timber framing experience. His decades of boatbuilding experience includes participating in the restoration of the sloop Woody Guthrie and the sloop Clearwater. He teaches a wide range of woodworking classes, YouthBoat boatbuilding, timber framing, and special project classes at the Wooden Boat School.

Instructor: Leanora Kovacs is a member of the Northeast Woodworkers Association and a retired lawyer. She teaches lathe classes such as Pen Turning, where students craft their own fountain pens.